Word Names

Word names -- basically, words used as names -- are a growing class as parents rush to find truly unique baby names for their children. While you'll find word names among nature names and day names and occupational names and color names, we gather some of the most intriguing here.
  • Afternoon

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An early day name, found on slave rolls, and worthy of consideration today for someone seeking a truly unusual name. Read More 

  • Answer

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An implied spiritual meaning makes this a plausible new name. Read More 

  • Aria

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The light and airy Aria is an operatic choice moving quickly up the charts and also a current favorite on Nameberry. Aria entered the list in 2000 and has risen since then to the Top 30. ... Read More 

  • Arrow

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Words are not always easy to translate into baby names, but the implications of being straight and swift lend this one great potential as a name. It also has the popular o-sound ending,... Read More 

  • Bliss

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This is a name only for parents positive their daughter won't ever have a tantrum. Same goes for Merry, Joy and Gay.Read More 

  • Blue

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Blue suddenly came into the spotlight, as the unusual color name chosen by Beyonce and Jay-Z for their baby girl Blue Ivy. Blue is also a starbaby middle name du jour, used for both sexes in... Read More 

  • Breaker

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the aggressive new boys' names, ala Tracker and Heller, that have become fashionable among parents who are courting trouble.Read More 

  • Bridge

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A new name with the potential for spanning across a far-reaching future. Read More 

  • Cadence

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The musical word name Cadence, barely heard a few years ago, seemed to come out of nowhere to zoom up the charts. Some might see it as a trendy feminine relative of the popular Caden. Kadence and... Read More 

  • Camera

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The late tennis great Arthur Ashe (whose wife was a photographer) pioneered word names when he used this for his daughter. It would make an interesting first or middle name possibility for parents... Read More 

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